Training for Manual Handling

If you are a business owner, make your employees undertake manual handling training. Quite apart from the scaremongering stories of employees taking their bosses to tribunals after injuring their back, training for anyone conducting manual handling at work is mandatory, and making sure your employees know what they are doing will save you time and money. Over a third of all injuries which result in someone being off work for more than one day are the result of poor manual handling. That’s a lot of sick pay and a lot of work to cover.

Manual handling at work programs offer not just training, but context. The presentations begin by showing the way your back operates, so you can better understand how and why bad manual handling risks it. Description is combined with reports from spine specialists and those that have hurt their spines through bad manual handling.

First, you need to know, appreciate and assess what you are about to do. You will be taught what you need to check, what you need to think about and which questions you need to be asking yourself before you carry out any form of manual handling. From there, it’s an easy to follow step-by-step guide which shows you exactly how to go about each stage of the task.

Manual handling at work takes a good number of forms. The program supplies suggestions and highlights the specific problems of each . Should you be lifting a whopping box down from height then you have to make sure you don’t drop it and crush yourself, whilst also being sure taking the strain of the weight will not bring about injury to your spine. Other forms of manual handling at work which are included include lifting from floor, waist and shoulder height, team lifts, pushing and pulling.

Each part of the course is accompanied by a short test. Once the test has been completed to a satisfactory degree, there is a printable certificate for each individual to show they have completed their manual handling training.

We call it “manual handling at work”, but it’s knowledge which can be used everywhere every day. It’s not just at work that we move things. Plenty of day-to-day activities can be fraught with the danger of back injury if carried out incorrectly. Clearing out the garage, emptying the wardrobe, pushing a car to get it started. They all carry the same risks associated with manual handling.

The manual handling at work course only takes half an hour and can be carried out on the net or on CD-ROM. A free trial is offered without any necessity for credit card details; so that you are free to walk away if it’s not for you. Before you do, just take into account the time, money and spines that can be saved if just a little time is invested in making sure you know what you are doing.

The Interactive Health And Safety Company (iHasco) is the UK’s fastest growing supplier of health and safety training. Take a look at their introduction to manual handling at work training on their website.

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